A Storm Against the Wall

Isaiah 25:4-5. “For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, and refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud; the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

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I thought of Texas this morning, as I read these two verses ( the picture above is NOT Texas).  Man often feels quite good about the structures he makes to protect from natural disasters, but God’s power is so much greater. When He sends a “storm against the wall,” it can make our efforts look pretty puny.

In verse 4, we see four ways in which God has blessed His people:

His is a strength to the poor.

He is a strength to the needy in distress.

He is a refuge from the storm.

He is a shadow from the heat.

In verse five, “the terrible ones” describes a mighty army that comes in and quickly destroys a nation that is unprepared.

I am reminded of this old hymn:

 

 

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